Best places to retire in Kentucky

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May 3, 2021
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Best places to retire in Kentucky

For many people, retirement is the reward after decades of working and raising a family. After all that anticipation, deciding where to spend that precious time can be a tough decision, so Stacker looked to data and rankings from Niche to compile a list of the best places to retire in Kentucky. Niche ranks places to retire based on a variety of factors including cost of living, health care, recreation, and weather. Listings and images are from realtor.com.

Many retirees seek out easy access to indoor and outdoor recreation, from walking trails and water access to museums and theaters. Many desirable retirement destinations also have good proximity to major cities, ripe with arts, culture, and health care resources. But those choice locations carry the key drawback of a high cost of living, often due to pricey housing costs, that will not suit retirees often on fixed incomes. Low crime rates make a difference, as well.

Keep reading to discover the best places to retire in Kentucky.

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#25. Villa Hills

- Population: 7,449
- Median home value: $220,200 (89% own)
- Median rent: $933 (11% rent)
- Median household income: $90,929

- Pictured: 941 Rosewood Dr, Villa Hills ($2.1 million, 5 bedrooms)
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#24. Worthington

- Population: 1,549
- Median home value: $99,600 (84% own)
- Median rent: $795 (16% rent)
- Median household income: $51,500

- Pictured: 1641 Gainesway Dr, Worthington ($164,900, 3 bedrooms)
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#23. Fort Wright

- Population: 5,745
- Median home value: $201,900 (70% own)
- Median rent: $879 (30% rent)
- Median household income: $85,794

- Pictured: 1836 Beacon Hl, Fort Wright ($409,900, 4 bedrooms)
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#22. Raceland

- Population: 2,511
- Median home value: $126,100 (71% own)
- Median rent: $657 (29% rent)
- Median household income: $48,984

- Pictured: 406 Pond Run Rd, Raceland ($160,000, 4 bedrooms)
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#21. Wilmore

- Population: 6,335
- Median home value: $170,800 (48% own)
- Median rent: $718 (52% rent)
- Median household income: $50,662

- Pictured: 211 Grandview Trl, Wilmore ($795,000, 3 bedrooms)
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#20. Coal Run Village

- Population: 1,405
- Median home value: $62,200 (62% own)
- Median rent: $711 (38% rent)
- Median household income: $43,462

- Pictured: 50 Arrowhead Estates Ct, Pikeville ($292,400, 3 bedrooms)
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#19. Anchorage

- Population: 2,376
- Median home value: $715,000 (96% own)
- Median rent: $1,163 (4% rent)
- Median household income: $187,946

- Pictured: 1116 Bellewood Rd, Anchorage ($4.9 million, 8 bedrooms)
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#18. Edgewood

- Population: 8,745
- Median home value: $225,600 (88% own)
- Median rent: $1,166 (12% rent)
- Median household income: $104,912

- Pictured: 3086 Friars Ln, Edgewood ($2.0 million, 6 bedrooms)
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#17. Lakeside Park

- Population: 2,762
- Median home value: $253,200 (71% own)
- Median rent: $833 (29% rent)
- Median household income: $90,379

- Pictured: 2668 Buckeye Ct, Villa Hills ($1.2 million, 4 bedrooms)
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#16. South Shore

- Population: 1,009
- Median home value: $64,100 (45% own)
- Median rent: $650 (55% rent)
- Median household income: $25,592

- Pictured: 238 Second St, South Shore ($165,900, 3 bedrooms)
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#15. Audubon Park

- Population: 1,298
- Median home value: $260,200 (91% own)
- Median rent: $910 (9% rent)
- Median household income: $100,625

- Pictured: 907 Audubon Pkwy, Louisville ($364,900, 3 bedrooms)
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#14. Hurstbourne

- Population: 4,394
- Median home value: $421,000 (68% own)
- Median rent: $1,288 (32% rent)
- Median household income: $123,521

- Pictured: 8914 Cromwell Hill Rd, Louisville ($1.8 million, 5 bedrooms)
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#13. Lyndon

- Population: 11,431
- Median home value: $191,300 (43% own)
- Median rent: $976 (57% rent)
- Median household income: $57,472

- Pictured: 8406 Oxford Woods Ct, Louisville ($425,000, 3 bedrooms)
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#12. St. Matthews

- Population: 18,161
- Median home value: $235,000 (53% own)
- Median rent: $1,031 (47% rent)
- Median household income: $62,152

- Pictured: 1106 Balmoral Dr, Louisville ($844,900, 4 bedrooms)
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#11. Flatwoods

- Population: 7,160
- Median home value: $91,600 (70% own)
- Median rent: $798 (30% rent)
- Median household income: $49,073

- Pictured: 3010 Fawn Ln, Flatwoods ($399,000, 4 bedrooms)
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#10. Westwood

- Population: 4,706
- Median home value: $97,100 (70% own)
- Median rent: $680 (30% rent)
- Median household income: $40,824

- Pictured: 1019 Chippewa Rd, Ashland ($169,900, 3 bedrooms)
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#9. Oakbrook

- Population: 9,023
- Median home value: $176,800 (83% own)
- Median rent: $977 (17% rent)
- Median household income: $82,155

- Pictured: 1557 Trophy Ct, Florence ($369,000, 4 bedrooms)
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#8. Beechwood Village

- Population: 1,306
- Median home value: $262,200 (80% own)
- Median rent: $994 (20% rent)
- Median household income: $83,125

- Pictured: 316 Marshall Dr, Louisville ($407,000, 4 bedrooms)
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#7. Russell

- Population: 3,287
- Median home value: $173,500 (80% own)
- Median rent: $860 (20% rent)
- Median household income: $62,950

- Pictured: 1009 Lynn Ct, Russell ($269,000, 4 bedrooms)
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#6. Northfield

- Population: 1,181
- Median home value: $391,700 (75% own)
- Median rent: $1,154 (25% rent)
- Median household income: $108,056

- Pictured: 6004 Rodes Ct, Louisville ($575,000, 6 bedrooms)
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#5. Pewee Valley

- Population: 1,592
- Median home value: $386,800 (92% own)
- Median rent: $1,167 (8% rent)
- Median household income: $117,885

- Pictured: 104 Wooldridge Pl, Pewee Valley ($2.0 million, 6 bedrooms)
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#4. Graymoor-Devondale

- Population: 2,943
- Median home value: $248,000 (72% own)
- Median rent: $919 (28% rent)
- Median household income: $76,493

- Pictured: 1709 Herr Ln, Louisville ($339,900, 3 bedrooms)
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#3. Prospect

- Population: 4,896
- Median home value: $388,300 (95% own)
- Median rent: $1,140 (5% rent)
- Median household income: $145,511

- Pictured: 8501 Wolf Pen Branch Rd, Prospect ($5.2 million, 5 bedrooms)
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#2. Indian Hills

- Population: 2,961
- Median home value: $529,000 (100% own)
- Median rent: No data available (0% rent)
- Median household income: $190,313

- Pictured: 2508 Poplar Crest Rd, Louisville ($2.2 million, 4 bedrooms)
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#1. Windy Hills

- Population: 2,433
- Median home value: $271,500 (94% own)
- Median rent: $1,542 (6% rent)
- Median household income: $95,588

- Pictured: 1612 Two Springs Pl, Louisville ($895,000, 4 bedrooms)

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